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mjmurphy45 09-29-2013 04:56 PM

Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
I began using a stealthy line with streamers a couple of years ago, Cortland 444 Classic Intermediate Clear Fly Line WF6, being the first I tried. This was very clear and supple and fished beautifully, but I managed to step on it last season and mash it pretty good. So I decided to replace it. I went with Orvis Access Clear Intermediate Fly Line WF 6 CLEAR this time. I picked this up from Cabelas but it was shipped direct from the factory. Imagine my surprise when I got this stuff. It was a completely different animal. First of all it was blue instead of clear. Secondly it handled like Tygon tubing streamside. I never did get it to relax enough to not look like a slinky. OK so that was a bust. Anyway, nobody in customer service wanted to discuss beyond - send it back to Cabelas. Let's talk.

turbineblade 09-29-2013 05:08 PM

Re: Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
I actually have a really nice clear intermediate line (SA streamer stuff) and I never use it. I'm not a big fan of clear lines -- they're too hard for me to see and I think the "stealth" is overrated. I'd rather adjust my cast to keep from spooking the fish....or lengthen my leader.

I just like a regular intermediate if I need one -- just my $0.02. I may be wrong -- it wouldn't be the first time. ;)

Joni 09-29-2013 05:13 PM

Re: Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
I have been using Cortland Clear Camo for many, many years. A little memory, but manageable. Orvis Clear was a leftover telephone cord I swear...curly!

mikel 09-29-2013 05:28 PM

Re: Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joni (Post 596884)
I have been using Cortland Clear Camo for many, many years. A little memory, but manageable.

me too...trout seem to like it

plecain 09-29-2013 07:06 PM

Re: Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joni (Post 596884)
Orvis Clear was a leftover telephone cord I swear...curly!

Yeah, you really need to stretch it out once in a while. Mine was somewhat better after pulling on it on a warm day.

mojo 09-29-2013 08:11 PM

Re: Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
The Orvis clear intermediate is/was pure cr@p. Next worse was Wulff clear intermediate. Cortland CC has been on my reels for over 10 years (replaced it once- got caught in a prop). Once in a while when it's really cold I do have to strech it out, but not like the Wulff or Orvis. With those two, it was a every tem minutes ritual.
AirFlo has what they're calling Sixth Sense Slow Glass and Fast Glass and 6th intermediates. One sinks @ about 1/2" sec. Not sure if they're clear or not.
I can't quite remember. Have to get it out of the UK. They know stillwater fishing for sure.

MoscaPescador 09-30-2013 12:38 AM

Re: Clear Intermediate Sinking Lines
 
I have been using a Rio Aqualux Clear Camo line for three years. Like the Cortland Clear Camo, it tangles, but it is manageable, too. This line has been discontinued for the newer InTouch Clear Camo.

When my Rio line wears out, I'll probably go back to the Cortland.

Dennis


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